Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson | Kindle Fire Giveway, Facebook Author Chat Party and Blog Tour

Welcome to the campaign launch for Tracie Peterson’s latest book in the Land of the Lone Star series. Tracie is celebrating the release of Taming the Wind with a Kindle Fire giveaway and Facebook Author Chat Party (9/26)!

{Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Party}

Celebrate with Tracie by entering to win a Kindle Fire!

One fortunate winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • The entire Land of Lone Star series by Tracie Peterson

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 25th. Winner will be announced at the “Taming the Wind” Author Chat Facebook Party on 9/25. Connect with Tracie, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like yourself. There will also be gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

So grab your copy of Taming the Wind and join Tracie on the evening of the September 26th for a chance to connect with Tracie and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 26th!

{More about Taming the Wind}

A young widow nursing the wounds of her past…

A cowboy with demons of his own…

Though grateful for the blessing of her daughter, Carissa Lowe has accepted that widowhood is her lot in life. Bound by fear and mistrust, she feels incapable of opening her heart again.

Tyler Atherton has never forgotten Carissa. When he discovers she’s living with her sister on a nearby ranch, his life becomes intertwined with the lovely widow’s. And Carissa’s daughter, Gloria, seems determined to wrap herself around his little finger. But while Tyler longs to provide a home and future for Carissa, he is haunted by an obligation he feels unable to fulfill.

Challenged by mounting hardships, can Carissa and Tyler preserve their fledgling love in a land as unforgiving and vibrant as the people who call it home?

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Read an excerpt.

Tracie Peterson

{More About Tracie Peterson}

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

Find out more about Tracie at http://www.traciepeterson.com.


Praise for The Land of the Lone Star series:

Chasing the Sun

“Beloved inspirational author Peterson brings the Texas territory to life…as a strong, independent woman, [the heroine] Hannah is a great draw for female readers.”

Touching the Sky

“a superb novel that blends romance with post-Civil War history…and the evolution of our nation as it struggled through this turbulent time.” –CBA Retailers & Resources

“Peterson has done her history homework and writes with the confidence acquired over the course of authoring more than 90 novels. Peterson’s many fans will certainly be pleased with this foray into Texas history.” –Publishers Weekly

  • Stacey Dale says:

    Tracie Peterson’s “Taming the Wind” is a lovely historical romance that will leave the reader craving more titles by this talented author. This is the third book in the Land of the Lone Star Series, but it reads well as a standalone novel. The characters are people I would like to have as friends: loyal, honest and giving. Cassie Lowe’s story gripped me right away. This book is like a river float trip. It is calm and flowing with suspenseful and adventurous moments. I believe this is a testimony to the research of the author, who appears to have accurately penned what life was like in Texas after the Civil War. “Taming the Wind” is one incredibly engaging historical romance read that is flavored with a subplot of characters who want to be godly people.

  • WV Stitcher says:

    Even though “Taming The Wind” is the third book in Tracie Peterson’s Land of the Lonestar series, I felt like the author gave enough background information so this book could be read as a stand alone work. This book takes place right after the civil war which easily drew me into the story because this is one of my favorite time periods to read about. The two main characters Carissa and Tyler were so easy to connect and emphathize with. I felt like Ms. Peterson did a very realistic job of allowing them to grow as the story progressed. I found the secondary characters really added to the overall story. I am a long time fan of Tracie Peterson and always look forward to reading whatever she writes, and this book certainly didn’t disappoint. Fans of historical inspirational romances where the setting comes to life will certainly want to read this one, but since its part of a three book series why not read them all. Highly recommended!

  • I love the Civil War Era so this book fit my reading habits very well, a very well written and entertaining book.


  • If you are a fan of Tracie Peterson, you won’t be disappointed with “Taming the Wind.” It’s a classic Peterson novel with emotional ups and downs, conservative romance, and a well-researched historical setting…
    This book was a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an objective review.


  • More of Him says:

    There is a cattle drive, sickness, and heart-ache along the way. I really loved how the author brought their faith into the story in a real way. I also loved the underlying theme of forgiveness throughout the story. The ups and downs of the story kept me riveted all the way to the end – which was a very satisfying ending, I might add. I highly recommend this book. You’ll love the history of it and the beautiful story line as well as the characters themselves.

  • Tracie Peterson completes her Land of the Lone Star series with another fantastic read. Set in Texas in the early days following the Civil War, this is a thoroughly enjoyable story that portrays the many challenges of the times. Peterson once again creates wonderful characters with believable struggles and emotions who must learn where to turn for the strength to sustain them when faced with life-altering events. Carissa and Tyler (and little Gloria!) captured my heart–which is a testimony to the grace worked in Carissa’s life, because she was a bit of a pain when she appeared in an earlier book! I highly recommend this book and series and think Tracie Peterson should be considered an Honorary Texan!


  • I love how most of the characters in this story rely on the Lord. What all need to do is find the forgiveness that is freely given, and allow forgiveness.








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  • Many romance novels today portray love as nothing more than tummy-contained butterflies and rosy glasses, happy emotions and happily-ever-afters. True love, however, is more than pretty insects and demands staying power when life gets rough. While those fluffy books can be fun and entertaining to read, they don’t stick in your mind or write lessons on your heart the way that Taming the Wind will.


  • To be honest, the cover of this book didn’t appeal to me. I’m not a big fan of the romance genre in general. I’m glad that I took the chance on this one. Taming the Wind was different in that it had a great deal of action (think cowboys and Indians) and the bond between the characters was sufficiently developed, which was able to balance out the romance factor. I also respected the amount of Christian themes that were included in the book. The timing and setting was appropriate for the Scripture references and Biblical mentions.

    I received this book to review. The opinions stated are 100% mine.

  • This was the third book of the “Land of the Lone Star” series but I easily read it as a stand-alone. The author gave just enough back-story to fill me in on who everyone was. Apparently the two main character met in Book 2 of the series. Actually, Tyler rescued Carissa from drowning and they forged a bond before this book started.

    The book started out a bit slow for me, but then the action picked up quite a bit. After that, I was turning the pages as quickly as I could to see what would happen next.


  • In Taming the Wind, we see the beauty of God’s grace and forgiveness and the need to lean wholly on God, trusting Him alone with everything in our lives. The book was a good and easy read and it really made me want to pick up Chasing the Sun and Touching the Sky to complete the story.

  • Overall, I like the story line and the romance that blossoms between Carissa and Tyler and the post Civil-War time setting is one of my favorites to read about! Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite historical fiction book series writers and I am definitely going to go read the other two books now in this series to learn the whole story line of all the characters!

  • A wonderful read. This historical book takes you to Texas after the Civil War. A wonderful tale of a woman gaining her self-confidence and self-worth back and learning to love again. This is a book I will re-read as time goes by.


  • Buzz4Mommies says:

    I have read several books by Tracie Peterson and I believe this to be my new favorite. The Land of the Lone Star Series was very captivating and I loved how all three books tied together yet told different tales. Taming the Wind brought all the characters back together but I particularly enjoyed Carissa’s tale. Trusting God after having rough times is always a hard thing for anyone to do and this story really displays this theme. It also reminds you about forgiveness and moving on with your life after having troubles. I really enjoyed seeing Carissa mature so much from the last book and it really goes to show you that sometimes things really do happen for a reason and God has a plan. I think putting God in charger and trusting Him when things go wrong is one of the hardest things to do but something we all face at some point in our lives. This story had me on the edge of my seat for the outcome and I wasn’t disappointed!

  • In this third installment of Land of The Lone Star, the characters from book one and two finally unite in a story full of action and adventure with lessons of forgiveness and faith.

  • As expected, “Taming the Wind” delivered a riveting story with plenty of action, drama, suspense, and romance to go around.

  • This was a wonderful series to see from beginning to end and Tracie continues to speak words of love to my book lover’s heart and soul. Her characters are believable due to the flaws they possess make them more like us. There is a part in each one we can relate to and I personally feel that is why this series works so well. For those of you that love Christian Historical Fiction, you will LOVE this series. It can be read as a stand alone but I think you will miss the conflict that happened in Carissa’s life prior and thus the need to read the series. It’s well worth it and for that reason I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars.


  • I have to say I enjoy the Land Of The Lone Star series by Tracie Peterson because Historical Fiction is what she does best. If you have read my reviews before you know that I like history and ”Taming The Wind” is set during the beginning of the Reformation Period right after The Civil War. Both Cassie and Tyler have had painful traumatic pasts that are holding them back from embracing the present and enjoying the future. This is a book about healing, about giving our pain to God and letting Him heal our wounds so that we can be whole again. “Taming The Wind” is a lot of fun with plenty of action and suspense. It is a wonderful romance and the history is perfectly accurate. Ms. Peterson is an amazing writer and she has given us a great story with plenty of believable characters that we root for to win. I liked this book and, as always with a Tracie Peterson book, I am sorry that this is the last book and the series is at an end. The good news is we can look forward to another series by this wonderfully talented author.


  • In this wonderful conclusion to the Land of The Lone Star Series, Tracie Peterson writes another historical fiction that captures the hearts of her readers. The attraction between Tyler and Carissa is obvious, and Carissa’s daughter Gloria loves Tyler and has stolen his heart. But both of these characters have a challenging past that may stop the feeling building up in the hearts of both Carissa and Tyler. But as usually, Tracie Peterson takes a mount of trouble, and adds her unique twists and turns, weaving lives together with the love and grace of God, and comes up with a intriguing and heartwarming story we all love.

  • Open Book says:

    Tracie Peterson does it again! Continuing the Land of the Lone Star series, this time the story focuses on Carissa and Tyler. Full of adventure and plenty of Civil War history, Taming the Wind takes the reader back in time with a timeless spiritual message. Bitterness and fear from the past threaten an abundant life in the present–like Carissa and Tyler, we must take care not to let them take root.

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  • Jennifer says:

    Quick read! Heart felt, and filled with emotion. Tracie Peterson has done it again!

  • Tracie Peterson, author of more than 90 novels, deftly weaves together character, plot, and dialogue to make a quick-paced story that is almost impossible to put down. In fact, while I did manage to go to bed at a reasonable hour, I got up at 5AM to finish it before my family woke up!

    I love the way the characters apply God’s Word to their lives as they face challenge after challenge. It’s natural, authentic, and true. There’s no preaching here, but lots of Christian living and growing. Tracie Peterson writes exciting books that point us to the truth while giving a break from everyday life. I’m very thankful, though, that I’m not one of her characters!


  • Tracie Peterson did a wonderful job ignoring the typical clichés that some Christian romances fall under. Overall, Taming the Wind is fast-paced read, full of romance that should satisfy most readers of the genre.

  • While Taming the Wind is a predictable story, Peterson takes time to develop the characters and their interactions. She describes the vast Texas landscape, showing both its beauty and the rawness of the lonely, open land. She takes time to portray the hurt and anger of the different sides in the conflicts. Northerners and Southerners were both hurt deeply because of the war. Settlers suffered from Indian cruelty; and Native Americans lost their land and were rounded up by soldiers and forced onto reservations. It is a time of constant conflict and Peterson shows how this continually impacts the lives of the people living during this period.

    Through all the disappointments and trials she follows the spiritual development of the two protagonists, showing how God leads His people and how faith continues to grow even in dangerous, difficult times.

    Tracie Peterson pens a good story and Taming the Wind fulfills this expectation. I received this book from the publisher in return for a review. All opinions are my own.


  • I was more than ready to read a good western and ‘Taming the Wind’ was not a disappointment!
    Book # 3 in the Land of the Lone Star series written by Tracie Peterson, this novel gives us a lot to reflect upon.
    Tracie Peterson is after all a prolific writer with more than 95 novels to her credit and she writes passionately about the West. Her novels are always entertaining and clearly shows good research (loved the Longfellow poem addition!) but it also reflects her longstanding faith.


  • I enjoyed this western read. The ranch setting was authentic, and the book had great themes. You might not believe this, but this is the first Tracie Peterson book that I ever read. And I can tell you that I will probably be reading more in the future. This book shows both sides of a great western read, the day-to-day ranch life to the gunslinging grit of the untamed state of Texas. There were great side stories, and characters. I felt like Carissa and Tyler had a really genuine relationship, and the times that they were together were well used. All in all, this book has plenty that recommends itself 🙂

  • Wonderfully written in full-circle fashion, Peterson gracefully melds the characters of her first two books to yield a well carved story of love, marriage, faith, personal growth, and even villains. I truly enjoyed The Land of the Lone Star series and if I had to pick a favorite book of the three it would be Taming the Wind. Peterson’s characters’ personalities make her novels a delight to read as many authors’ characters are lackluster. I especially liked Peterson’s series due to its setting in Texas; as her writing created visual imagery of an antebellum Texas as I had never imagined.

    Here is my full review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2D0OORMH3QCEC

  • Kathy says:

    Taming the Wind is a wonderful romance about second chances, forgiveness and letting go of the past. The characters are richly drawn with all too human flaws and imperfections. The storyline is engrossing with just a hint of suspense. All in all, a wonderful conclusion to Tracie Peterson’s fabulous Land of the Lone Star series that I definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys inspirational novels.

    Link to my review on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/c4ks5fh

  • Opening the pages of this novel is like crawling into a comfortable bed. Storyteller Tracie Peterson brings us to the close of her “LAND OF THE LONE STAR” series. Taming the Wind is full of characters from her other novels in this series.

  • I can always count on Tracie Peterson for a good read, and I wasn’t disappointed. A western always leaves me feeling a bit cozy, so this was a perfect read for the recent cool nights. It seems like our past will often collide with our future and that’s just what happens in Taming the Wind. This book is placed just after the Civil War, and is quite accurate. Facing fears, danger, hope and love are all a part of this story as well as the fact that God does indeed have a plan. A wonderful Historical Romance that you don’t want to miss.

    This is the 3rd book in this series, it’s not necessary to read the first two, unless of course you don’t want to miss some fantastic stories!

    Review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Taming-Wind-Land-Lone-Star/product-reviews/0764206176/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

  • I enjoyed reading this western, it is book three

    of the Land of The Lone Star Series. Although

    it is my first time reading a Tracie Peterson book,

    the novel drew me into the time period it took

    place in and I connected with Carissa’s charac

    ter easily as we both share the same past. The

    beginning of the book was a bit slow for me to

    take in but it started getting better and I loved

    seeing her budding relationship with Tyler bloom.

  • Preslaysa says:

    Taming the Wind is an absolutely gorgeous tale. I knew anything by Tracie Peterson was a definite winner and this didn’t disappoint!


  • This book deals with some serious issues, but does not come off as heavy at all. I love it when authors accomplish that – when something that feels almost like mindless entertainment, ends up providing you with wonderful food for thought. This book is about healing, about giving your pain to God, and about love being a risk worth taking.

  • Melinda Joy says:

    Read full post here: http://melindajoy.blogspot.com/2012/09/taming-wind-by-tracie-peterson.html

    This was the third book of the “Land of the Lone Star” series but I easily read it as a stand-alone. It has a bit of mystery as well as history and romance which makes for an enjoyable read. I’ve really enjoyed her novels, and this was not exception.

  • Saved Sister says:

    Taming the Wind is more than a love story.Taming the Wind is a wonderful story of two people that are broken by circumstances and healed through God’s love.

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    Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/415300760

  • This book series is definitely one of my 2012 favorites! Tracie Peterson never fails to entertain and inspire me with her writing.
    The Scriptures she has added all through the book touched my heart deeply. I came away with a calmer Spirit after I finished reading this book.




  • Tracie’s characters are very engaging and you grow to truly care about these characters as if they were dear friends. Her characters are not cookie cutter Christian characters either. They are flawed like everyone.

  • Frugal Plus says:

    Between both Carissa and Tyler’s past baggage can they ever find the peace they desire? This western romance will keep you turning the pages and cheering for both of the main characters.

  • I loved seeing the lives of the characters from the first two books continued into this one, though anyone would be able to pick this one up as a stand-alone and understand everyone perfectly well. Tracie Peterson is so good at inventing characters who have a real past, as well as complex emotional and spiritual journeys.

  • Kianna Rose says:

    I enjoyed the action. From the stagecoach stick-up to the re-telling of a dangerous cave accident and the discovery of some diamonds, I was on the edge of my seat. The plot was also easy to follow as were the primary and seconadry characters. A devious man’s zeal for what “rightly” belongs to him adds another element of interest. I’d rate this book 4 out of five stars